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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:38

    “Agricultural technologies can be disseminated to the farmers through videos. This initiative will become popular among farmers, I believe”, said the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Mr Md Mosharraf Hossain.  He was chief guest at a day long workshop on “Videos for Farmers: prospects in Bangladesh” jointly organised by Agriculture Information Service (AIS), Access Agriculture and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 6 August in the AIS conference room.

    Mr Hossain added that farmers’ field experiences and success...

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  • Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:41

    Co-founder of Access Agriculture, Paul Van Mele has been voted in as Chair of the organisation for a further 3 years.  He will be supported by Vice-Chair, Mary Kamau, former director of Extension Services at Kenya’s Agriculture Ministry, and Treasurer, Alphan Njeru, a retired senior partner with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Kenya.

    The international NGO has also seen a transition from founding Executive Secretary Bob Muchina to the new holder of the post, Nelson Ojijo who joined from FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) in Accra, Ghana.

    The Board thanked...

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  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - 04:47

    From May 7th to May 19th Access Agriculture trained twelve people in the production of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos. Trainees were nominated by our respective partner organisations: Practical Action (Bangladesh and South Asia regional office in Nepal) and the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB).

    This two-week intensive training was preceded by a video translation...

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 16:15

    In less than four years, Access Agriculture has reached the milestone of attracting over 100,000 visitors to its website.

    To quote Sean Granville-Ross, the Uganda Country Director from partner organisation Mercy Corps, “Access Agriculture has the best and largest online agriculture training video library that is in many languages.”

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  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 08:06

    More than one and a half million farmers that benefit from better market prices through the Fairtrade scheme may soon benefit from broader livelihood support. Through a strategic partnership, Access Agriculture and Fairtrade will jointly explore opportunities to strengthen the knowledge and livelihood options of Fairtrade producers and workers.

    Fairtrade is a global movement that addresses the injustices of conventional trade. The...

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  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 05:39

    If you haven’t heard of it – you should be aware that this year the theme for UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day is “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”… so international “Farmer to Farmer” agricultural video organisation, Access Agriculture, is doing its bit to mark the day. The Nairobi-based organisation already has 75 languages represented on its website www.accessagriculture.org.

    The ability to have quality agricultural training videos in the local...

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  • Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:30

    7 PhD students from the Agricultural Education Department at Razi University in Iran have recently translated and voiced seven videos from the Access Agriculture website as part of their studies.

    Professor Kiumars Zarafshani from the Agricultural Education Department who oversaw their work said that doing the translations helped the students with their English, and even despite not having any experience in video production they also learnt a lot about how a video is produced.

    Josephine Rodgers from Access Agriculture helped provide some guidance and advice on...

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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:31

    Dr Nelson K. Ojijo Olang’o, a Kenyan national, has taken up his post as the new Executive Secretary of Access Agriculture.

    Before joining Access Agriculture, for 8 years Dr Nelson Ojijo worked as Lead Specialist, Capacity Development, at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Accra, Ghana. He is no stranger to the CGIAR, private sector, agricultural universities, NGOs and farmer organisations. As a team player and networker, Dr Ojijo brings with him a...

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  • Monday, October 17, 2016 - 05:03

    Nairobi based Access Agriculture has won GOLD in the Innovation category of the EVCOM Clarion Awards at an International Award Ceremony in London. The Access Agriculture website which features “farmer to farmer” videos in local languages was singled out for the imaginative way in which videos of value can be accessed by the target audience either directly or through extension staff.

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